New York – Samsung introduced two new consumer oriented 17-inch LCD monitors this week.
The SyncMaster 173B and 173P will ship in October with suggested retail prices of $519 and $549.
The 173B features integrated speakers, analog inputs and while retaining the SyncMasters variable height adjustment capability.
The 173P has analog and digital inputs, but drops the integrated speakers. It also has a newly developed on-screen software-based interface for adjusting the monitor’s color, contrast and other controls. By using this software the designers were able to eliminate all but one button from the chasis, the power button.
The 173P also has a new industrial design giving the user the ability to better adjust it for viewing comfort.